Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm back and I brought you a Peach Pie Bar

I can't believe it myself, I am posting a blog post! It has been way too long, how is everyone?...that is if I have any readers still lurking around these parts. Well, let's not waste any time and get to these bars. Tennessee weather is so strange this year. This past winter we had so much snow. Not like blizzard snow, but for TN when you have and inch or two several times in the season, that is alot. And what happened to spring? One day we are in the 50's and the next we are in the 90's. There is no in between. So with the 90 degree weather, I want the summer fruits. There is a roadside stand that have fresh peaches from South Carolina and I just had to have them, so glad I didn't skip them..they hit the spot. We made peach jam, peach amaretto jam, sliced some up to freeze, some to eat by themselves and these bars. These bars are quick to throw together and a few ingredients. Perfect for an afternoon snack, or breakfast :), they won't last long.

Peach Pie Bars

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

In the bowl of your mixer, dump in flour, sugar, and butter. Beat with the paddle attachment for a couple of minutes until the dough comes together in small chunks.

Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Set aside the remaining dough.
Bake the dough for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool for 10 minutes.

For the filling:
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups peaches, peeled, sliced and coarsely chopped

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream and flour to the eggs. Mix well and then fold in peaches.

Pour mixture over baked crust and spread evenly.

Sprinkle the reserved dough on top of the peach mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes.

Let cool one hour before serving.

14 comments:

Bethie said...

Oh how I missed you!! Peach amaretto jam, send me a jar!!! LOL!!

Lisa said...

Glad to see you're back. Those bars look deliciously sweet. I also have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I hope you'll come by and link your bars up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Well hello again! ;-) These bars look fabulous. Bookmarking them for later this summer when peaches are in season here!

Joy said...

The bar looks great.

Barbara Bakes said...

Welcome back. I wish we had roadside fresh peaches this time of year! They sound great.

Trisha said...

April, its lovely to have you back ... You've been missed a lot!

And what a comeback, these bars look fantastic! I can't wait to see what else you whip up in the days to come!

amanda said...

YUM! so glad you are back!

Valerie said...

I love peaches! And welcome back!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Peaches aren't in season here yet, but I'm saving this recipe for when they are! It looks delicious. :)

Megan said...

Well girlll, it's about time. You have been missed sorely! I'm so glad your back and with such a tasty recipe. Peaches will be here soon and I would love to try this. I would also love the peach ameretto jam recipe. (hint hint)
And I know what you mean about the weather, it's been crazy here too. It's raining today. Go figure!

WELCOME BACK!!!

Chef in Training said...

YUM! This looks great! I love finding new cooking blogs and I am so glad I stumbled upon yours! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Welcome back. peaches are abundant here right now, I really think I'm going to make this!

Megan said...

Just made this... it was so good! Even with my mediocre frozen peach slices. I'm sure it's fantastic with fresh sweet peaches! I want to try this recipe with rhubarb, too. Thank you for a great easy recipe! =)

Claire said...

This is the kind of bar I LOVE!!! That shortbread crust and yumminess of fruit without the darkness of chocolate. YES! Glad to see you back...thought you had given up on blogging! :-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm back and I brought you a Peach Pie Bar

I can't believe it myself, I am posting a blog post! It has been way too long, how is everyone?...that is if I have any readers still lurking around these parts. Well, let's not waste any time and get to these bars. Tennessee weather is so strange this year. This past winter we had so much snow. Not like blizzard snow, but for TN when you have and inch or two several times in the season, that is alot. And what happened to spring? One day we are in the 50's and the next we are in the 90's. There is no in between. So with the 90 degree weather, I want the summer fruits. There is a roadside stand that have fresh peaches from South Carolina and I just had to have them, so glad I didn't skip them..they hit the spot. We made peach jam, peach amaretto jam, sliced some up to freeze, some to eat by themselves and these bars. These bars are quick to throw together and a few ingredients. Perfect for an afternoon snack, or breakfast :), they won't last long.

Peach Pie Bars

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

In the bowl of your mixer, dump in flour, sugar, and butter. Beat with the paddle attachment for a couple of minutes until the dough comes together in small chunks.

Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Set aside the remaining dough.
Bake the dough for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool for 10 minutes.

For the filling:
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups peaches, peeled, sliced and coarsely chopped

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream and flour to the eggs. Mix well and then fold in peaches.

Pour mixture over baked crust and spread evenly.

Sprinkle the reserved dough on top of the peach mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes.

Let cool one hour before serving.

14 comments:

Bethie said...

Oh how I missed you!! Peach amaretto jam, send me a jar!!! LOL!!

Lisa said...

Glad to see you're back. Those bars look deliciously sweet. I also have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I hope you'll come by and link your bars up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Well hello again! ;-) These bars look fabulous. Bookmarking them for later this summer when peaches are in season here!

Joy said...

The bar looks great.

Barbara Bakes said...

Welcome back. I wish we had roadside fresh peaches this time of year! They sound great.

Trisha said...

April, its lovely to have you back ... You've been missed a lot!

And what a comeback, these bars look fantastic! I can't wait to see what else you whip up in the days to come!

amanda said...

YUM! so glad you are back!

Valerie said...

I love peaches! And welcome back!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Peaches aren't in season here yet, but I'm saving this recipe for when they are! It looks delicious. :)

Megan said...

Well girlll, it's about time. You have been missed sorely! I'm so glad your back and with such a tasty recipe. Peaches will be here soon and I would love to try this. I would also love the peach ameretto jam recipe. (hint hint)
And I know what you mean about the weather, it's been crazy here too. It's raining today. Go figure!

WELCOME BACK!!!

Chef in Training said...

YUM! This looks great! I love finding new cooking blogs and I am so glad I stumbled upon yours! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Welcome back. peaches are abundant here right now, I really think I'm going to make this!

Megan said...

Just made this... it was so good! Even with my mediocre frozen peach slices. I'm sure it's fantastic with fresh sweet peaches! I want to try this recipe with rhubarb, too. Thank you for a great easy recipe! =)

Claire said...

This is the kind of bar I LOVE!!! That shortbread crust and yumminess of fruit without the darkness of chocolate. YES! Glad to see you back...thought you had given up on blogging! :-)